Menu for Life: African Americans Get Healthy, Eat Well, Lose Weight and Feel Beautiful

Menu for Life: African Americans Get Healthy, Eat Well, Lose Weight and Feel Beautiful

by Otelio S. Randall, Donna Randall
     
 

If you have picked up this book, you probably already know something about the consequences of being overweight. Most likely, you, or someone you care about, is carrying more than a few excess pounds and wants to do something to break the cycle. Know that you are not alone--more than 100 million Americans are overweight. Two in five African American women and two in… See more details below

Overview

If you have picked up this book, you probably already know something about the consequences of being overweight. Most likely, you, or someone you care about, is carrying more than a few excess pounds and wants to do something to break the cycle. Know that you are not alone--more than 100 million Americans are overweight. Two in five African American women and two in ten African American men weigh so much they can be considered clinically obese.

But in this book you will find hope. You will fin inspiration. And you will find an all-new Menu for Life.

Based on the groundbreaking Obesity Project at Howard University's General Clinic Research Center, husband and wife team Dr. Otelio Randall and Donna Randall have developed a program that considers the many lifestyle and physiological factors that contribute to obesity. By helping people balance the Energy In/ Energy Out equation through learning how to eat properly and healthfully while increasing activity, the Randall Program utilizes cutting-edge research on obesity to provide a lifestyle solution that boosts health and brings vital life-changing results. A thorough discussion of how and why people gain weight is followed by the facts about the serious health implications of obesity, such as diabetes, hypertension, and high cholestoral, and the tremendous health benefits that even modest weight loss can bring. This knowledge provides the foundation for making life changes--small adjustments that will lead to major improvements. Advice for beginning to exercise, rethinking your priorities, shopping better, and cooking healthy foods for your family make this a complete program, first, for stopping weight gain, and then forlosing weight while gaining health--pound by pound.

You will find a wonderful meal planner and a scrumptious selection of recipes, designed to taste extraordinary enought to serve to company. Every page contains upbeat advice for overcoming obstacles that may have gotten in the way of weight loss before. And with the success stories from many of the program participants throughout the book, inspiration is always close at hand.

Finally, a book that is not a recipe for failure but a true Menu for Life.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Dozens of diet and lifestyle books have been published, but this particular title is one of the few geared to African Americans. While this husband-and-wife team (he's a cardiologist, she's a chef) present many facts regarding excess weight and its specific health effects on African Americans, overall, they take a commonsense approach that isn't about ethnicity. Ultimately, their text is well meaning but verbose and at times too didactic. In addition, the practical, let's-get-started information isn't presented until Chapter 9, where there are menu planners, shopping and nutrition advice, and a variety of recipes. The Randalls briefly mention genetics and problems like hormone imbalance as factors contributing to excess weight but don't give them much credence. Their bottom line is to eat less, eat better, and exercise more. Libraries need not consider this a high-priority purchase, but it is suitable for health, self-improvement, and African American collections in public libraries.-Nicole A. Cooke, Univ. of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey Lib., Newark Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780767909938
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Publication date:
03/11/2003
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.44(h) x 1.08(d)

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